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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Synagogue
“Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story. This remarkable building is located just across the street from our Historic Newport location.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“St. Mary’s Church, In addition to its official services, hosted a number of society weddings. In 1871, Colonel Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, grandnephew of the Emperor of France, married Caroline LeRoy Edgar, a granddaughter of Daniel Webster. Perhaps the most famous and poignant wedding took place on September 12, 1953 when Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was married to then-Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (later the 35th President) at St. Mary's Church, Newport. Over the three years that Kennedy held office, when he and the First Lady spent weekends in Newport, they attended Sunday Mass at St. Mary's Church. They always sat in pew #10. St. Mary’s Church is on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Parish founded 1698. Washington worshiped here in pew eighty-one. One of the finest structures in America. Features only three-tiered, center aisle wine glass pulpit in America. Organ tested by Handel before sent from England by philosopher Bishop George Berkeley. Queen Elizabeth II and the Archbishop of Canterbury visited in 1976. Tiffany stained glass windows. $3 million rehabilitation completed in 1987 to original specifications. The church has been in use since 1726.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Erected in 1890, dedicated to William Ellery Channing, leader of American Unitarianism and anti-Slavery movement. Built largely of porphyritic granite. Stained glass windows by John LaFarge and Donald MacDonald; bronze plaque by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Church of Julia Ward Howe, author of Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Event Space
“Rhode Island was founded on the idea of religious freedom. Built in 1699 in Newport, the Meeting House is one of the oldest structures in the state and showcases the influence and importance the Quakers had in the area. In 1905, it ceased being a Meeting House, instead becoming a recreational center for African-Americans until the 1970’s, when it was donated to the Historical Society and restored. It has a plain design, but that is the point. Inside the building, you will not find steeples, statues, or stained glass windows, but rather a stripped down interior that fits quite well with the Quakers’ ideas for proper worship centering around simplicity. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“Just a couple mins walk away some cool history with some maps at the entrance off farewell street”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Congregation was gathered in 1695. The entire sanctuary, including stained glass windows, murals and ceiling murals designed by John La Farge in 1880. This is one of only two churches in the country completely decorated by La Farge that is still in existence.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends